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Crosland Heath Golf Club


Members’ only times:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday:

Up to 9 am, 11.30 am to 1 pm and 4 pm onwards


Up to 1 pm and 4 pm onwards


Up to 9 am, 11.30 am to 1.30 pm and 4 pm onwards




Up to 11 am and 12noon to 1 pm

To assist our ground staff and enable them to keep in front of play whilst carrying out course maintenance the following play restriction will apply:

MON – FRI Prior to 9.30 am all play must start from the 1st Tee or the 4th tee with permission from the Pro shop staff.

Saturday all from the 1st tee unless a Winter Medal.

Sunday as per competitions allow


Note: It is the duty of visitors to make themselves fully conversant with the Rules of Golf, conditions of competitions, bye-laws, and local rules.

Official Club Competition days are Saturday & Wednesday.

Starting sheets are posted on BRS, 16 days prior to the event at 20:10 and will remain open for 14 days. No player should put their name down who is not competing in the event. Players who cannot play should remove themselves from the sheet at their earliest convenience. These start sheets will contain details of the competition, format, cost of entry, and information as to which tees are in play and handicap allocation, these will also be available on How Did I Do. Members must enter their names and the names of their paying partners only.

Members must pay the appropriate fee to the Professional prior to commencing play or in the case of knockout competitions by using the entry fee envelopes provided and dropping them into the competition box under the touch screen score entry computer. This fee must be paid prior to the draw being published. Failure to pay will result in disqualification. The correct score must be used.

Any conditions of competitions (including knockouts) must be adhered to.

In competitions, each competitor must at the end of the game ensure that his card is marked correctly for each hole and signed and countersigned.

Members are asked to enter their gross scores into the computer after each round. Where a no return is recorded at an individual hole, members must enter their scores at the other completed holes. Failure to do this results in inaccurate Competition Standard Scratch figures. The card should then be placed in the competition box provided.

The men's club competitions are divided into 3 categories, they are: -


Category A
  • The club's 4 "Majors"
  • Geoff Sykes (individual match play)
  • Shires Vase (individual stroke play)
  • Lockwood Cowlersley Bowl (pairs match play)
  • Shires Victory Bowl(pairs stroke play)
Category B
  • All other board competitions
Category C
  • Medals and other recognised competitions

In all Category A & B competitions, the handicap limit is 20. In Category C competitions the limit is 28.

In all Ladies' major (board) competitions the handicap limit is 36. In Mixed (board) competitions it is 30.

In the event of a tie in any 18 hole competition, the best nett score over the second 9 holes shall decide and if still a tie a decision shall be reached by the best nett score over the last 6 then last 3, followed by hole by hole from hole no 10.

In the event of a tie in any 36 hole competition, the back 18 shall decide the outcome.

In invitation fourball competitions only full members playing with visitors are allowed to enter. Other category members do not qualify as visitors. Visitors must hold a current valid competitive handicap.

No member is qualified to play in any competition after June 30th unless the current year's subscription and arrears are paid.

Country members may participate in category B or C competitions.

Social +6 members may only participate in mid-week medal competitions.

Competitors shall have priority over non-competitors.

Where an immediate on-course decision is required, the relevant Competition Secretary, any officer of the club or member of the Competition Committee, or in their absence, the Professional shall be the referee. However, players should try to follow the rulings document in the Pro shop entrance. When in doubt they should follow the 2 ball ruling.

Competitions will only be cancelled in the event of:

    A) The course becomes unplayable and it is closed. This decision will be made by any of the following- Mr. Captain, Competition Secretary, Course Manager or the Professional.

    Ladies competitions: Lady Captain & Ladies Competition Secretary after consultation with Course Manager & Professional.

      B) Less than 25% of the original entrants complete the competition. In match play qualifiers, the minimum number of cards must be greater than the number required for the draw regardless of the 25% ruling.

      Ladies competitions: For all competitions except EG medals, cards from at least 25% of the playing membership must be returned.

      Should the course need to be closed during a competition the signal will be one long blast on the klaxon. Players should immediately suspend play and mark the position of their ball. Re-commencement of play will be decided upon by the Competition Committee.

      Fog Policy: On competition days, if the course has to be closed at any point due to fog for a period of less than one hour, all tee times will be moved back by the period of the delay. If the delay is longer than one hour, at whatever time the course is opened, play will commence with the people booked at that time on the original start sheet. Those who have missed their slot may fill in any gaps in the field or play at the back of the field.

      Times of prize presentations will be posted on the notice board. Prize winners unable to attend their presentation should nominate another person, who must be suitably attired, to receive their prize; otherwise, the prize will be forfeited.

      Private motorised golf buggies may only be used in competitions with the prior consent of the board.

      Visitors and members must hold valid insurance cover, a copy of which should be lodged with the Secretary and should read and sign the Club’s Buggy Usage Policy Document. Use of the buggy by other competitors will result in disqualification.

      The Eric Selby Trophy shall be presented to the competitor returning the ten best competitive stroke-play rounds for the year.


      All visitors & members must have consideration for other players.

      In the interests of all, players should play without delay.

      No player should play until the players in front are out of range.

      Players searching for a ball should signal the players behind them to pass as soon as it becomes apparent that the ball will not easily be found; they should not search for five minutes before doing so.

      They should not continue to play until the players following them have passed and are out of range.

      When the play of a hole has been completed, players should immediately leave the putting green.

      REMEMBER: Keep behind the game in front and not in front of the game behind!

      Behaviour during play. No one should move, talk or stand close to or directly behind the ball or the hole when a player is addressing the ball or making a stroke.

      Mobile Phones. Please note that the use of mobile phones on the course is not permitted. In the clubhouse, they are permitted to be used. Exceptions may be made for members whose professions require them to be ’on-call’, however, phones must then be turned to silent or vibrate in order not to disturb other members. Phones may be carried however for an emergency.


      In the absence of special rules, two-ball matches should have precedence over and be entitled to pass any three or four-ball match.

      Any match playing a whole round is entitled to pass a match playing a shorter round or one that has 'cut in’ from another hole.

      If a match fails to keep its place on the course and loses more than one clear hole on the players in front it should allow the following match to pass.

      The Captain and the President are afforded priority on the first tee at any time.


      Visitors & members should at all times adhere to any local notices displayed on the course and on the Greens notice board in the clubhouse

      Holes in Bunkers: Before leaving a bunker, a player should carefully fill up and smooth over all holes and rake any footprints made.

      Restore divots, repair ball marks, and damage made by spikes: Through the green, a player should ensure that any turf cut or displaced by him is replaced at once and the divot pressed down. Any damage to the putting green made by the player or the ball shall be carefully repaired.

      Damage to greens - flagsticks, bags, etc: Players should ensure that, when putting down bags or the flagstick no damage is done to the putting green, and that neither they nor their caddies damage the hole by standing close to it, in handling the flagstick or removing the ball from the hole. The flagstick should be properly placed in the hole before the players leave the green.

      Golf Buggies and Trolleys: Local notices regulating the movement of golf buggies and trolleys should be strictly observed. Players should not carry their bags or pull trolleys over the surface of the green.

      Damage through practice swings. In taking practice swings, players should avoid causing damage to the course, particularly on the tees and fairways by removing divots.

      Banks: Visitors & members must not step on any turfed wall or sloping bank on the course except in the act of playing a ball.


      During winter months when preferred lies are introduced please follow the instructions given by the golf and greens committees. These rules will be published in the clubhouse and are to be respectfully followed. For the purpose of clarity, the quarry bottoms on holes 1, 2, 9 are defined as closely mown areas.


      The club premises shall be open to members daily from 7.00 am onwards except on Christmas Day when they will be closed all day.

      No clubs or clothing should be left in any of the lounges or dining areas.

      Changing of clothes is confined to the locker rooms.

      Any mail from members relating to subscriptions, competitions, and correspondence to the club is to be addressed or handed directly to the Secretary.

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